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Your wedding cake is one of the focal points of your reception. Each cake I make is skillfully made from scratch and is as delicious as it is dazzling. I work with you to create your unique cake that distinctly reflects you, the theme and style of your wedding, and tells your story.

I have been baking creatively for 19 years. It began with a cake decorating book my mom gave me, when I was planning my daughter's first birthday. The cake was a success. I was working in a very technical field, but now I had designed and constructed an edible structure. A new skill and passion were born. Over time, I gravitated towards a new profession, an Architecture of the Senses. After years of baking cakes for family and friends, and with experience in both architecture and engineering, I believed I had a solid background for a custom cake business. I launched Gateau in 2008, but I felt there was one thing missing - a background in pastry. I researched that field and enrolled in the Pastry School at the Le Cordon Bleu College in Scottsdale, Arizona. I was taught by some of the top pastry chefs in the business, and my baking skills and knowledge expanded exponentially. My technical and art background are invaluable to my work, as is my strong understanding of the science of baking.

All of our cakes, fillings and frostings are made from scratch. No hydrogenated fats, organic ingredients where available, unbleached and unbromated flour, aluminum free leaveners, no artificial dyes, soy free and non-GMO ingredients. You can taste the difference.

We offer custom and non-custom cake designs.

Simply Sweet, is our non-custom line of cake designs, for those that would like a more streamlined ordering process and that is more cost effective than a custom cake design. Here is the link to view our current Simply Sweet designs, sizes and pricing:

https://www.gateaubakery.com/simply-sweet-non-custom-cakes

Custom cake pricing starts at $9 per serving with a $350 minimum, final pricing depends on the size of the cake and on the intricacy of the design. If you have an idea of the design you are interested in, as well as the number of servings needed, I can provide you with a cost estimate. Please email me at lora@gateaubakery.com with the details.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for fondant wedding cakes (per slice, without tax)?

$9

What types of desserts do you provide?

Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Consultations
Custom Design
Delivery
Setup

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Vegan

What special ingredients do you use?

Organic

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes
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Gateau Bakery is highly recommended for wedding cakes. Multiple reviewers praised the delicious and beautifully designed cakes, with many guests commenting on how it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted. Lora, the baker, was described as friendly, organized, and responsive, making the planning process easy. The bakery was also commended for accommodating special dietary needs and allergies. Overall, Gateau Bakery is praised for their professionalism, attention to detail, and exceptional quality cakes.

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Gateau Bakery is highly recommended for wedding cakes. Multiple reviewers praised the delicious and beautifully designed cakes, with many guests commenting on how it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted. Lora, the baker, was described as friendly, organized, and responsive, making the planning process easy. The bakery was also commended for accommodating special dietary needs and allergies. Overall, Gateau Bakery is praised for their professionalism, attention to detail, and exceptional quality cakes.

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Alejandra L. Sent on 03/23/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and classic cake 10/10

I would recommend Gateau cakes to anyone! Our wedding cake was not only beautiful but soo delicious and all our guests kept telling us how great the cake was. Tiered wedding cakes tend to be dry but this cake was moist and tasted great, offering more complex flavors than the other bakeries we sampled. We also loved that we could get Swiss merengue or Italian buttercream as we鈥檙e not fans of American buttercream since it鈥檚 overly sweet. We chose a cake slightly larger than what we needed to have leftovers and an anniversary cake topper and we鈥檙e so glad we did, she even provided a box to save our top layer. We ordered the wedding bliss flavor and it was such a crowd pleaser. For the price, we thought this cake went beyond our expectations. Thank you Gateau cakes!
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Stephanie L. Sent on 12/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best cake ever!

We got the Wedding Bliss cake from Lora, and it was sooo good! Our guests thought so too - when cake was served the dance floor was completely empty while everyone enjoyed cake. We even had people enjoying it who typically aren't fans of cake (I know, how is that even possible!?). It was just the best! :)
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Samantha W. Sent on 06/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous, delicious, unforgettable wedding cake

Gateau was easy (possibly the only "easy" wedding decision/planning task), incredible, and perfect for our wedding day needs.

Lora was very friendly, organized, responsive, and thoughtful throughout our wedding planning. She clearly has a real passion for what she is doing and wants everyone else to feel it too- through a love of pastry and deliciousness!

First, the vision: I sent Lora 2-3 photos of a cake design (tone on tone lacy piped design cascading down the 4-layer cake) I found on Pinterest, and from those few photos, she created EXACTLY what we wanted! The cake was stunningly perfect and created a beautiful visual medium that set the tone during our reception. Lora takes almost any creative idea you present to her and without question, turns it into a wedding cake masterpiece.

Next, the taste: WOW. I had never had better wedding cake in my entire life and my guests said the same. Every flavor (we did multiple classics) were moist but held a wonderful crumb, buttery and rich but not overdone, well-balanced with sweet, creamy, and tart, and beautifully layered. Even the fondant (necessary top layer for designs), which usually is not my desired texture or taste, was very tasty and welcomed on top of the layered slices. My personal favorite was the perfectly zingy yet buttery lemon cream flavor.

Last, the professionalism: There were no concerns from Lora or us throughout the process. She did not burden us with lots of questions or "what ifs." She was a pro in taking on our project with true expertise and delivering with ease.

I also MUST mention the incredible attentiveness and role she played in our more difficult than normal allergen requests- my groom is allergic to gluten, dairy, soy, legumes, nuts, and sesame, and she was able to produce a smaller groom's cake for us that was not only completely safe for him and his family to eat, but SO TASTY that you couldn't tell what it was "missing." It was amazing that Lora could produce both completely different cakes without missing a beat and providing us a perfect experience for what could have been stressful with all of the food allergies. She is well-versed in what allergen-free ingredients taste the best and also in how to prevent all cross contamination, which we cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for enough.

Gateau was ideal for our unforgettable wedding day and I cannot recommend them enough- hire them! Eat their decadent cakes and spread the word! You will not regret it.
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Jessica Nazarova Photography Jessica Nazarova Photography Wedding Photographers

Beautiful cakes and very kind staff. I've seen a LOT of cakes and I always recommend Gateau to my couples for superb taste and professionalism!

Endless Creations Flowers and Gifts Endless Creations Flowers and Gifts Wedding Florists

The choice of a baker for your wedding is a critical decision. The cake has to taste good and look good, both of which you will get from the talented staff at Gateau lead by Laura.

Vintage Floral Design Vintage Floral Design Wedding Florists

Gateau is an amazing artist! Not only are the cakes a true work of art....they are absolutely delicious! Love working with Gateau...class act all the way!!! Highly recommend!

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